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Topic Title: Urenco Power Technology's KESS flywheels
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Created On: 13 June 2011 09:04 AM
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 13 June 2011 09:04 AM
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Can anyone advise what has happened to Urenco Power Technology? Every search reference I have found takes me back to their website, which is now listed as a domanin name for sale. Have they gone bust or have they been taken over and chaged their name?

Any info gratefully appreciated!

 15 June 2011 11:38 AM
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The Urenco website at opened correctly for me, but a search on 'flywheel' drew a blank.
However, Google came up with a very old (2001) story about Beacon Power using Urenco technology, and that company is certainly still involved with flywheels.

Lorna Sharpe (IET transport editor)
 10 August 2011 08:15 AM
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I think I can shed some light on this question.

UPT was wound up in the early 2000s, I believe, and members of the UPT senior management bought the rights to the IP and MLC Flywheel Technology, forming a company called Automotive Hybrid Power. The Williams Formula 1 team, then bought a significant stake in this company and re-branded it Williams Hybrid Power which is now developing mobile MLC flywheel systems for hybrid vehicles.

Williams has also now opened a Technology Centre to continue this development into stationary applications of energy storage using MLC flywheels.

I would be very interested to understand the reasons for your question, if you would like more information do please get in touch with me.

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